Wow – what a night!
Thank you to each and every person who took part in this year’s Midnight Walk. It was an incredible evening, and by walking through the night you’ve helped make sure local people in your community have expert hospice care when it’s needed most.
We’re thrilled to tell you that you helped to raise a whopping £157,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice. This means even more local people will receive the care they deserve when life comes full circle.
There’s still time to collect any last minute sponsorship but when you’re ready, please send in your money by cheque (made payable to St Catherine’s Hospice) or drop it off at St Catherine’s (Malthouse Road, Crawley, RH10 6BH.) If you raise and return £350 or more by Saturday 23 June, you’ll be invited to a celebration event on Thursday 9 August to collect an exclusive hoody and share stories from the night with other walkers.
Susie Mockridge is Deputy Ward Manager on our Inpatient Unit. She walked 20 miles on Saturday alongside her nursing colleagues. Here she explains why:
“Every day I see the difference people, like you, raising money makes to local terminally ill people at the hardest time. I wanted to do my part to raise money too. It was really moving to see so many of you walking in support of our hospice on Saturday and I hope you enjoyed the night as much as I did!
For me, the Midnight Walk summed up our community at its very best. Volunteers giving up their time to cheer us on, and walkers coming together to have fun whilst raising money to support others.
For those of you who walked in memory of someone you love I hope you found it a special evening too. And I hope all of you feel proud of the difference you made on Saturday. By taking part, you’ve helped make sure that local people and their family and friends will have expert care and support at a time when things can feel overwhelming and scary. Without you, I wouldn’t be able to care for people in our community – our families, our friends and our neighbours. Thank you for all you do.”
Let us know what you think
We do everything possible to make the Midnight Walk an enjoyable evening for you. We’d love your feedback on how you found this year’s walk. Please click here to complete our short survey. As a thank you, if you complete it before Friday 30 June you’ll be entered into a draw to win a £50 voucher for a restaurant of your choice.
We’ll also be uploading photos from the night onto our Facebook page. Have you spotted yourself yet? Feel free to share your own pictures from the evening on our page too! And keep an eye on the page to be the first to hear details of 2019’s Midnight Walk!